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MOM | Her Voice Is My Voice

MOM | Her Voice Is My Voice

Hello everyone. You guys have been watching me on YouTube and reading my blog posts as I document my life as an author, whether that’s through daily vlogs, tag videos, short films or my semi-weekly writing podcasts.

In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted to make this video/blog post.

My writing, my journey, and my voice are not just my voice. My voice comes from the strongest, most loving woman I know: my mom.

I know to some out there this will be seen as either corny or childish, but I think a big part of life should be honoring and cherishing those closest to you, whether that’s a parent or a friend or a significant other. I have an incredible mother who has supported me my entire life and whose strength gives me the courage to pursue my dreams. She has risen above hardships and struggles galore to pursue her own dreams, and despite impossible odds she goes out and does the things she’s most passionate about.

My mother has struggled with disabilities her whole life. I do not want to get into detail how many illnesses she suffers from but suffice it to say she lives with pain every moment of every day. I know because I have inherited several diseases genetically from her, and can feel some of the pain she feels. It breaks my heart to see her like that.

However I am encouraged and overjoyed to see her push herself day in and day out. Not only has she taken on the mantle of caring for our family, who struggles with our own health daily, but she has pursued her passion for photography. In just a few short years she has become one of the most amazing photographers I’ve ever seen, dedicating herself to learning camera techniques and editing lessons to make her photos truly beautiful.

My mother has taken this passion of hers and has begun to build a family photography business, teaching us photo techniques and even inspiring me to want to learn more about videography and improve my video shooting style. Despite the pain she pursues this passion with a zeal and confidence that inspires me to pursue my own dreams. More than anything, I see the joy and happiness it brings her, and when I see her smile as she is on a shoot, I know that because of her example, I can find that happiness as well.

My mother is not just one of the most inspiring women I know, but one of the most inspiring human beings I’ve ever met. Through her, she has shown me a life where I am free to make my own decisions, and has given me the tools to become a better human being. My passion for equality in all things, whether it’s race, gender or sexual identity, comes from her. My passion for creativity through books comes from her. My sense of
humor and belief in hope and romance comes from her. My voice is her voice, and her voice is my voice. I am me because she is my mom. Mom, I love you. Thank you for being the influence I need in my life.

Thank you guys for checking out this post. In honor of International Women’s Day, tell me about a woman who inspires you. Leave your comments down below. If you enjoyed this blog post I hope you will follow/subscribe to my blog and follow me on my journey. I will also include the link to my new video on my YouTube channel, Avina Vlogs, and if you guys enjoy it I hope you will subscribe to my channel as well. Your support means the world to me everyone. Thank you to all of the amazing, strong and inspirational women in the world who make me want to be a better person. Especially to my amazing mother.

 

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Vlog Like A Boss: How To Kill It Online With Video Blogging by Amy Schmittauer

Learn how to master the world of video with Amy Schmittauer’s incredible video marketing book, Vlog Like A Boss!

I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I have been a fan of YouTube star and social media expert Amy Schmittauer for a couple of years now. So when I heard that she was writing and
publishing a book on video marketing, I knew I had to get myself a copy. I was even more stunned when I was sent an email with an advance reading
copy (ARC) of this incredible book, and I’m so honored to be one of the lucky ones to get to dive headfirst into this eye-opening book.

The book, or memoir or “how-to” book in question is called Vlog Like A Boss: How To Kill It Online With Video Blogging by Amy Schmittauer, and
I can honestly say that this is one of the most insightful YouTube and video marketing books I’ve ever read. Over the last few years I’ve read some
marketing books, but this one does a masterful job of detailing the process of getting into making video and explaining it in a way that both
seasoned filmmakers and aspiring YouTubers both can understand.

One thing that jumped out immediately was how Amy was able to write in a voice that spoke to everyone, from the young millennial eager to make
their own YouTube channel to the experienced business owner who’s seeking a helping hand using video for their work. Using fun and fascinating
tales from her own life to help explain the process, this book goes to great lengths to outline the entire video process, from identifying the
common fears of being on camera, to the equipment one will need for video and editing, to the way to identify with your audience and create a
video that will resonate with viewers.

Overall, this was a fantastic read that was both enjoyable and instructive. As someone trying to build and improve on my own YouTube channel, I
can tell you that this book has been illuminating. Taking the tools I learned from this book, I can identify problem areas with my filming, and
improve on it. From ways to generate ideas to what social media platforms work best and how they work with your videos, this is a book any
video creator will not want to miss. Inspiring, educational, and all around fun, Vlog Like A Boss by Amy Schmittauer is a must read book in
2017, and thus I give it a 10/10 rating. I will leave links to both Amy’s YouTube channel and her official book website below, and I hope you
guys will not only subscribe to her, but pre-order your copies of this book today. Vlog Like A Boss comes out on January 31st, 2017!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/savvysexysocial
Website: http://vloglikeaboss.com/

Hey guys, the last of the #travel #vlogs is live on my @youtube channel, #avinavlogs ! Check out some fun footage from @sanfranciscocomiccon including #karaoke night, #cosplayers and more! Link in the bio… #youtube #youtuber #vlog #vlogger #vloglife #comiccon #sanfrancisco #sfcc2016

Hey guys, a brand new #vlog is up on my @youtube channel, #avinavlogs . We go on a beautiful #sunsetcruise in @sanfrancisco and check out day 1 of @sanfranciscocomiccon 😃 Link in the bio… #youtube #youtuber #vlogger #vloglife #travel #travelvlog #comiccon

There is some amazing #artwork in @shanedawson ’s #itgetsworsebook and #artist @tinhoangs recently contacted me, and he told me about creating the #art for one of my favorite chapters in the #book, The Ghost of my Grandma. The image is fantastic and everyone should go follow this incredible artist! #shanedawson #bookart #youtube #youtubers #igartists